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Kenyan lawyers and civil rights activists staged a nationwide protest after the murder of human rights lawyer Willie Kimani, his client and a taxi driver. The killings are among many unresolved murders in Kenya.
Israel has bolstered security in a major crackdown around Hebron that is affecting tens of thousands of civilians. The lockdown comes in response to two recent attacks on Jewish settlers.
‘The regime is replacing politics with force and I will not stop until violators are brought to justice,’ says prominent rights lawyer currently being investigated for anti-torture bill
Torture, deaths in detention, and attacks on civil society contribute to the deterioration of human rights, but not enforced disappearances, according to National Council for Human Rights annual report
The photojournalist is among 739 defendants imprisoned without trial for nearly 3 years
As Egypt secures a seat at UN Human Rights Council, concerns renew on freedom of expression, religion, civil society, and torture
Ahmed Fathallah was elected to the committee in 2008 and will serve a new term for the period of 2017-2021
Case of Muslim Shi’a sheds light on discrimination, incitement, and violence
Political activist Hamdy Qeshta reported verbal and physical assaults inside Boulaq police station
Soraya Sobhrang of the Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHCR) tells DW the country’s laws do not criminalize the practice of “bacha bazi” – pedophilic boy play – which makes it difficult to tackle the issue.
Pre-trial detention has been renewed since January on accusations of anti-regime incitement
Attackers chanted ‘we don’t want a church’ while police let them go, arresting victims instead
The lawyer was arrested in early May on charges of spreading false news about the Red Sea islands
Criticisms include abusive detention practices, torture, and police denial of enforced disappearances
“I always knew my turn would come,” writes Mina Thabet
Bahraini police have searched the home of Nabeel Rajab, taking the prominent Shiite activist into custody. The raid comes after Rajab received a royal pardon over “insulting” tweets.
Hundreds of civilians have reportedly escaped from a besieged jihadi stronghold in northern Syria. In a blow to “Islamic State” militants, a US-backed alliance has surrounded the town and cut off a main supply route.
The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights has condemned the deadly Tel Aviv attack but said the cancellation of Palestinians’ entry permits may amount to collective punishment. The assault left four people dead.
Hope follows government’s intention to amend contested Protest Law
Egypt’s elite switches from approval to criticism, Al-Sisi finds solid ground among his devotees
The lawyer was summoned for interrogation six times over proposing an anti-torture bill
I do not think that Egypt has ever seen such a decline or attack on human rights as the human rights movement has witnessed during the first two years of Al-Sisi’s rule, Eid says
‘We ought to embrace the youth instead of ruining their future in prison,’ says Mohamed Anwar Sadat
Security officers prevented the Front to Defend Freedom group from entering parliament on that grounds that they did not have the proper permits
A National Security officer testified against Negad El-Borai, accusing him of illegally receiving foreign funds and aiming to distort Egypt’s image, says local media
Human rights activist Wolfgang Kaleck tells DW prosecuting members of the military junta is imperative. He expects Germany’s Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier to broach the subject while in Argentina.
Zarea’ was on his way to Tunisia when he was stopped by airport security
Amnesty International calls on EU member states to halt transfer of arms to Egypt
The incident dates back to January and had triggered a strong reaction from the Doctors Syndicate
More than 100 young people given prison sentences in three separate cases for chanting against Red Sea islands’ demarcation agreement